By Angelina Gibson
From frying chicken to saving lives.
Nurse Faye Lewis’ viral facebook post has been shared more than 100,000 times – and for good reason. It shows the realistic career progression of a resilient nurse. But the story behind the badge is even more inspirational.
Faye has experienced heart-wrenching loss and the most challenging circumstances – including losing her father and multiple family members in a horrific fire during her first week of nursing school.
Though her journey to get to where she is today was less than ideal, she embraces it, saying “I probably wouldn’t have chosen this journey. But, it’s my journey, I own it. I embrace it.” 
A Non-Traditional Path
Her mother was a Certified Nursing Assistant and she always knew she wanted to be a nurse. Her favorite subject in school was science and she grew up in a supportive family that attended church frequently. Faye’s first job was at …